FAO-OECD Guidance for Responsible Investment In Agricultural Supply Chains

Considerations for Investors, Food-Agri Companies, and Finance Providers

This MassPoint Business Alert discusses the FAO-OECD Guidance for Responsible Investment in Agricultural Supply Chains (the “Guidance”), which was open for public comment through February 20, 2015.


Among other things, the Guidance proposes a risk-based due diligence approach for adoption by enterprises engaged in the agricultural supply chain. Elements of the risk-based due diligence approach are outlined (with some comment) are discussed, as are considerations for sovereign and private investors, food-agri companies, and finance providers (e.g., commercial banks).

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